Ca: Anne Bertrand raps health department over medicare card breach

Catherine Harrop reports:

New Brunswick’s privacy commissioner has reprimanded the Department of Health for failing to adequately test its massive medicare data system following a 2011 overhaul.

A technical failure resulted in 114 medicare cards being sent to the wrong addresses and 24 households receiving multiple cards, some belonging to other families.

The error meant the full names, birth dates and medicare numbers were provided to strangers.

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